Monday, October 27, 2008

Close your eyes and dream...no...open them.

What a gorgeous weekend!

spent today trimming bouganvillea and riding horses (ok...watching daughter ride...and jumping out of the way of a 1200 pound beast that thought it was funny to dive bomb the mom)

But it reminded me of a crisp colored day in...

Oh...lets say Greece. Isle of Rhodes.
Lindos. An ancient city established 3000 years ago.

Close your eyes...enjoy the tour.

well, open them for the actual tour...



A beautiful boutique hotel Melenos Lindos. It is nestled against the rocky flank of an ancient acropolis dating from the 10th century BC.


Window glass? Never! Who needs it when the temperature is near perfect 365 days a year.

The rocks on the outdoor rooms are hand placed and gorgeous in design!

following the Lindos tradition which incorporates Ottoman , arabic and Byzantine influence... Suzannis and hand painted wood ceilings adorn the rooms...




Oh...I really hope your eyes are open....Feast on this view, would you!



Color from trailing bougainvilleas, and fragrance from frangipani, lavender and jasmine enhance this sensuous setting...


Ok...back to your regularly scheduled program...

I'm just gonna hang out here for awhile...or a year.
Because.



32 comments:

sandra/tx said...

Wow, Linda, that's a spectacular place. Now if I could just GO there. :-)

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, to go there! So beautiful. :)

desiree said...

Love the rock patterns. I'm trying to figure how much time went into each of those patios and the patience...I can't even imagine. thanks for ssharing and thanks for stopping by Lookiloos! the home tour was great fun!

Bridget said...

That looks like a little piece of heaven. I loved the rock work! Oh my!!!!

suzette said...

Oh LINda! The DEtails! Beautiful. When do we leave?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yes...Those rocks are so cool! I have seen similar in South America and Mexico. I need to do our front walkway and have been toying with something like that.

Ya think I could do it?? Maybe rock and saltillo...I dunno.

Plane leaves wednesday Suz!! ;~)

Bo said...

What a feast for the eyes you shared...loved it. ;-) Bo

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

This place is beyond beautiful. i wanna go! (as I say in my whiny voice while jumping up and down)

Thanks for the picture walk. With the cold, damp, weather here - it was a beautiful treat.

Lisa said...

Ahhhh, that was fun. Another place on my list of "I wanna goooooo!" (But I think I'll just have to "close my eyes and dream" instead...

Joyce said...

I'm in heaven! Thank you for the trip.
Hugs....

PS your pups are cuties!

MIMILEE said...

So beautiful, Linda! Would love to go there!....Lovely post!

Ann said...

Wow!!! What a nice place, so gorgeous, if I could just pack my bags and fly there. Thanks for the virtual tour.

Ivy Lane said...

Thank you for this wonderful break from my "regularly scheduled program"! Wish I could change the channel and be THERE right now!!

Stephanie said...

OPEN my eyes!! CLOSE my mouth, I am transported....wow.....

now, have you been here? Do you find these lovely places in magazines?

I sooooooo want to be there...now!

~ Lisa ~ said...

Stunningly beautiful. Thank you so much for sending me on these virtual vacations lately :) It's so relaxing to gaze at these pictures - a nice break from a busy day!

Eloise said...

Sign me up! It looks wonderful!

Thanks very much for your kind and supportive comments on my blog today. They meant a lot and were much appreciated.

Debbie said...

WOW Linda! Now this was pure "EYE CANDY"! Now I have to go back for another visit - Thanks for sharing!

Blessings - Debbie

sealaura said...

I have always found images from the greek isles so soothing. I love how you seem to calm me down with these images, just when i need them... mondays usually!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Couldn't think of a place I would rather be than Greece right now! Thanks for the tour! Tracey x

Becky said...

Thanks for the tour, this is beautiful, now if only I could really go there. :)

Bo said...

Hi Linda...Thanks for your kind comments on my tablescape...yes, every Tuesday Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com hosts Tablescape Tuesday...won't you jump in some Tuesday and join us? ;-) Bo

Linda Lou said...

As always you come through with a true fantasy vacation spot, I have been to Santorini and Mykonos briefly during a cruise, after seeing Mama Mia I want to spend a lovely week or two or three in the Greek Islands!

Rue said...

Gorgeous place Linda! Thank you for taking us with you :)

rue

karina said...

You made me dream!!!!
I am very tired, this is a hard time here in Argentina, everybody is tired, so much school activities, I will try to dream of that place this night.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Looks like there's plenty of room for me to be a stowaway. They wouldn't even notice me. :-)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ahhh. Those views are just to die for. Thanks for taking us on a mini-vacation with this post, Linda!

niartist said...

Linda,
That gurney turned office table sounds fantastic! I'm currently working on a post on re-working items into new uses/rooms, and would love to feature that! If you have any photos, please send them via e-mail! Thanks for stopping by, as always!
Artie

whalechaser said...

I love this blog! I love your pictures, your comments and your fantabulous sense of humor!
whalechaser

Ashley said...

I could really really use some of that!

Cathleen said...

OMG, I'm packing my bags now. Loved it. :-)

texasdaisey said...

I've always wanted to visit Greece. . . sigh . . .maybe someday.
Debbie

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